March 2nd, 2010

HBO Greenlights Game of Thrones

Winter is coming ... to HBO! The pilot apparently looks good, and the network has committed to producing 10 episodes. Of course you can never tell how these things are going to turn out, but a Song of Ice and Fire show that's similar in quality to HBO's Rome would really be something. Here's the first image they've released, from the opening scene:

A Game of Thrones HBO

Sitting is Bad For You

I hope everyone saw this article: Stand Up While You Read This

Here's the gist of it:

It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.

I hate sitting, in general, and I loathe situations where I have to sit still for hours on end: airplanes, long movies, fancy restaurants, etc. I'm always standing/pacing, and people are constantly telling me to act like a normal person and sit down. Well read it and weep, sitting people, you're all gonna die, bwahahahaha!